The Harvard Law Review – At the Forefront of Judicial Scholarship

Before beginning his legal career and winning election to Congress, Christopher Cox attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, earning both an MBA and JD in 1977. While working toward his dual degrees, Chris Cox served as an editor for the Harvard Law Review, one of the nation’s leading legal journals. The Harvard Law Review has been in continuous circulation since its founding in 1887.

Established by an informal club known as the Langdell Society, the Harvard Law Review was founded in 1887. The founders were inspired during the celebrations of Harvard’s 250th anniversary the preceding year, and desired to leave their mark on the institution and the legal profession. Today, more than 100 annual volumes later, the Harvard Law Review stands at the forefront of judicial scholarship. Beyond its status as the most cited law journal in the country, the Harvard Law Review has served as an incubator for the careers of some of America’s best-known politicians, jurists, and academics. In addition to Chris Cox, its editors have included Chief Justice John Roberts, Senator Ted Cruz, and President Barack Obama.

The Review’s pages include recent scholarship by leading legal scholars, as well as student contributions in the form of articles concerning recent court decisions and legislation. The Review has also traditionally included reviews of recently published books on law-related topics.